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Excellent set of DETAILED plans, probably good to build a prototype piece-by-piece at:
http://modelengineeringwebsite.com/Donegal_Railbus_4.html
Jose.

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Very cool.

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I'm psyched. Great find. Now to draw them up and reduce for either HO or TT scale.

Yahoooooooooooooooooooo!:glad: :rah: :glad:

Note: I'm easily amused as you can see. :P

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Nice.   The article says they were "successful" but after only 8 years they were taken out of service. L:
Good drawings and all.

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And on the same website is an even cuter one, intended for NZ standard gauge (3'6")

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That Kiwi railbus is a real beauty!

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pipopak wrote:
Excellent set of DETAILED plans, probably good to build a prototype piece-by-piece at:
http://modelengineeringwebsite.com/Donegal_Railbus_4.html
Jose.


That is a very nice set of drawings. Backwoods Miniatures made a kit for the County Donegal #4 Railbus in 009/00n3 that could be made to run on 9mm or 12 mm track. The size is more or less like our HOn30 models.

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I have several of this kit which I believe is now out of production. This one was made to run on 9mm track and is about finished:

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It runs OK but needs more weight. I hooked up one of my Stanton RC Systems to it to see if that improved the running performance. Yes, that helped a lot so now all I need to do is figure out how to hide the RC Receiver and small Team Lois Battery. If you look close you can see the gray and orange wires that go from the the RC Receiver to the motor.

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Nice!. The only thing I don't agree with is that open motor so close to the track. All kind of magnetic or dusty things will eventually find their way in. Don't ask how I found out. Jose.

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Hi,

I agree, a few months ago I ordered one each of the three smallest can motors that are sold by NWSL. One of them looks like it will fit the space and I will try to install it in the second #4.

I am also going to add more weight where ever I can.

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Jose,I have to ask ,how did you find out?..........Some thing I do about once a month is place a large powerfull magnet under a modified wagon ,give it a couple of slow trips around the layout.It's amazing the amount of metalic pits and pieces it picks up.I usually get a couple of screws,so I then have to check all the locos to see where they come from.L::us:
cheers Peter.

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I found out just by running an open motor bus and pulling out stuff from it almost every time. After this I just ran the vacuum cleaner more often. Jose.

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Maybe a piece of .010 styrene made into a cover would work? Yep, it seems to be a "dirt magnet". Nice little bus however, good work Bill.

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Maybe a piece of .010 styrene made into a cover would work

Naw, I tried that long ago. Motor overheated. Jose.

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Not glued to the motor but underneath the model...having some "breathing room". I have a little PSC HO Model T with the same setup and it never has picked up any junk from the track. Oh well, God loves idiots so I guess that's the reason.

Woodrow


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